IRS Debunks Myths Surrounding Tax Refunds

From the IRS | February 6, 2017 | IRS Special Edition Tax Tip 2017-02

As millions of people begin filing their tax returns, the Internal Revenue Service reminds taxpayers about some basic tips to keep in mind about refunds.
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IRS, States and Tax Industry Renew Alert About Form W-2 Scam Targeting Payroll, Human Resource Departments

FROM THE IRS:  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry today renewed their warning about an email scam that uses a corporate officer's name to request employee Forms W-2 from company payroll or human resources departments.
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Dangerous W-2 Phishing Scam Evolving: Targeting Schools, Restaurants, Hospitals, Tribal Groups and Others

From the IRS | February 2, 2017:  The Internal Revenue Service, state tax agencies and the tax industry issued an urgent alert today to all employers that the Form W-2 email phishing scam has evolved beyond the corporate world and is spreading to other sectors, including school districts, tribal organizations and nonprofits.
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Dennis K. Dunlap Named Managing Director of Dunlap & Associates, P.C.

Dunlap & Associates, P.C. has named Dennis K. Dunlap, CPA, Shareholder, as its new Managing Director. Dunlap succeeds Larry R. Pickering, who retired on September 30, 2016 after a career spanning 35 years in public accounting.
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2017 Mileage Rates

The Internal Revenue Service issued the 2017 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes. Beginning on January 1, 2017, the standard mileage rates for the use of a car (also vans, pickups or panel trucks) will be:

  • 53.5 cents per mile for business miles driven, down from 54 cents for 2016
  • 17 cents per mile driven for medical or moving purposes, down from 19 cents for 2016
  • 14 cents per mile driven in service of charitable organizations

IRS and Security Summit Partners Warn of Fake Tax Bill Emails

From the IRS:  The Internal Revenue Service and its Security Summit partners issued an alert to taxpayers and tax professionals to be on guard against fake emails purporting to contain an IRS tax bill related to the Affordable Care Act.
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